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Oh, almost forgot my all time FAVOURITE salad. I ate this for lunch nearly every day when I vacationed in Italy several years ago.
Start with slices of Buffalo Mozzarella, then top each slice with a really good tomato slice, then top each with a basil leaf or two, and then season with a little salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Some people also like to drizzle a balsamic reduction over it.
It is SUPERB!
FYI...the key to this tasting excellent vs. just "good", is in the buffalo mozzarella and those tomatoes! Italy has amazing tomatoes...and naturally, a good quality olive oil doesn't hurt, either.
The other day I had Romaine which I tossed with oil and vinegar then added:
parmesan cheese 3 ozs diced chicken breast 1/4 a red onion 1/4 cup black olives diced tomato
I don't eat fruit, but my brother added mandarin oranges
I find that salad is great. I just eat them less, since discovering I liked ranch dressing, more than most salads..lol. The salads are healthy, but the wrong dressing can ruin the dish calorically. I also find that by mixing the greens beforehand, I use less dressing than if I pour it over the top.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 12/10/2012 (15:35)
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12 12/10/12 3:22 P
Chopped romaine lettuce Sliced red cabbage Large Fuji apple, halved, cored, diced Asian pear, halved, cored, diced Fuyu persimmons, peeled, seeded, diced Pomegranate seeds
For the dressing: Red wine vinegar Honey Hazelnut oil
those sound great! i recently did one with butter lettuce (a coworker grew too much and brought me some!), raw kale, avocado, mango, cilantro, a little grated romano, and grilled chicken. I was happy just with lemon juice and black pepper because the other ingredients were so flavorful!
Fitness Minutes: (61,014)
1,896 12/10/12 8:15 A
This does sound good. I've never been a huge one for adding fruit to veggie salads, but I'd definitely try this one.
Fitness Minutes: (81,228)
22,467 12/10/12 7:07 A
I will have to try this
Thanks for the idea
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3,282 12/9/12 10:08 P
I love adding fresh fruit to salads!
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822 12/9/12 9:58 P
I had a great one today with chopped apples, feta cheese, grilled chicken and sunflower seeds on a bed of spring mix with a light vinegar/oil dressing. Very tasty.
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